Whether your tastes run to museums or music, science or seances, sightseeing or sealife... Galveston and the surrounding area has plenty to offer.
Here are some well-known and not-so-known places to explore.
The Bryan Museum
The Bryan Museum opened in June 2015. With 20,000 square feet of exhibit space and lush, manicured grounds, it has become a Texas destination. The Bryan Collection, one of the world's largest collections of historical artifacts, documents, and artwork relating to Texas and the American West is housed in the museum, which offers a full range of entertainment and educational programs throughout the year.
Texas City Museum
Did you know that the most deadly industrial accident in U.S. History occurred in Texas City in 1947? Or that one of the first Army Air Corps squadrons to fly the Wright Brothers Flyer was based on grounds that are adjacent to the Texas City levee?
These and other historical tidbits and artifacts are curated and commemorated in this interesting and informative museum.
"Visit Galveston" Calendar
The "VisitGalveston" website is full of information on events, sights to see, food to eat and places to shop. Visit this informative site to plan activities that are all just across the bridge from Harborwalk.
Lone Star Flight Museum
Ellington Airport, Clear Lake
Lone Star Flight Museum, as the name suggests is a museum with an epic collection of vintage warplanes that has served the American air force for many years.
Special history lessons and briefings are given at Lone Star Flight Museum for enlightening the patrons regarding history of the airplanes in this museum.
Galveston Experience Company Galveston
Galveston is an island and community rich in history. Some of it is downright spooky and weird. The Galveston Experience Company specializes in showing visitors a side of the island that they might otherwise miss. Ghost Tours, Red Light District Walkarounds, Driving Tours that trace the devastation of the 1900 Hurricane and other experiences make this a great place to plan your visit or day on the island.
Galveston Railroad Museum
Stop by this great little museum and see what travel used be like when it was an event rather than a ride in a cramped airplane seat. Walk through railroad cars, explore some of the machines that shaped travel for many years and look at artifacts from travel luxury in days gone by. Worth spending time here.
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